Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that…. I want to tell you something very clear. Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." ~ Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, one Oct. 3, 2001, to Shimon Perez as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They are not punished by heaven or bothered by indigestion. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe at long last the world will learn to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness than admiring our nobility. Let them tremble. Let them call us a mad state.
Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal. That we might go wild, start world war 3 just like that. Or that we might go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don’t care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more and do you know why it is worth it? Because it seems that this war has made us more unpopular among the uncivilized world. We will hear no more of that nonsense about the unique Jewish morality. No more talk about a unique people being a light upon the nations and no more uniqueness and no more sweetness and light. Good riddance. ~ Ariel SharonIt is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands. The plan is to kill or drive out the Palestinian people using poverty, hunger and war and so allow the Zionists to expand into ‘Greater Israel’. ~ Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours...Everything we don't grab will go to them. ~ Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 1998."We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them, ... we'll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years' time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart." Ariel SharonI don’t know something called international Principles. I vow that I will burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child are more dangerous than the man because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I’ve killed 750 Palestinians (In Rafah in 1956).I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian woman is but a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do.” ~ Ariel Sharon, 1956, interview with General Ouze Herham.Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to kill as many Arabs as necessary, to deport them, to expel and burn them, to have everyone hate us, to pull the rug from underneath the feet of the Diaspora Jews, so that they will be forced to run to us crying. Even if it means blowing up one or two synagogues here and there, I don’t care. ~ Ariel Sharon, Oz.Amos., 1983, Le Voix d’israel, Calmann-Levy, Paris. Translated by Guy Seniak.